Archimedes

I woke up this morning with a lovely note from my editor. She is halfway through the edits, and is excited with the layout and world building of book 2 in the Praetorian Rising series. I can’t even begin to describe how exciting and nerve wracking the feeling is of someone else reading your book […]

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SNEAK PEEK: Praetorian Rising Chapter 1

When the spark of a rebellion wakes to find her entire past obliterated from her mind, she must decide on uncovering the demons from her past or running from them entirely.

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INSTA INTERVIEW WITH J.MCSPADDEN: Let’s Talk Praetorian Rising

Praetorian Rising Q & A WITH GUEST WRITER Drew Menard Ad Asta Per Aspera It is the rallying cry of the Rogue Rebellion in “Praetorian Rising,” the debut novel from Jessie McSpadden. Translated, the phrase means “To the Stars Through Difficulty.” In the kingdom of Aspera, ruled by the cruel High King LeMarc Lowenhaar, hope […]

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When In Quarantine – We eat, drink and be Panicked

When I got married I promised my husband that I wouldn’t gain an aggressive amount of weight. I was allowed an additional 2 lbs gain per year however until I reach 60 and then….I can seriously stop caring about “weight”. It was a silly thing to promise, but I did promise it because I honestly […]

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While in Quarantine: Day 1

Strange. That is what this world is today. Every corner I turn, and every minute I read a new headline in the news I can’t help but feel an impending sense of panic and doom. It’s a very weird thing to feel, especially as I look out my door and see sunshine, happy little birds […]

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Praetorian Rising Series: Updates From the Author

Hello to All my Rogue Rebels, and those thinking of joining the FIGHT! I wanted to give you some updates on where I am with this series and some exciting news on what is to come! This past week I sent my editor, the lovely Ashley R. Carlson my manuscript of Book 2 of the […]

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Praetorian Rising Character Spotlight: CHARLIE BALLEN

There is a little secret to this character that I haven’t shared to many. Not only is Charlie one of my favorite characters, but in the original script Charlie was actually a guy. During my first read through with my editor, it was pointed out that I had too many male characters surrounding one single […]

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KDP Select and Paid Book Promotions: Do They Work?

Last week I decided to do a short test for Praetorian Rising. I wanted to see what KDP Select was all about, but I also wanted to understand how to promote my Ebook for more downloads. The number one piece of advice I could give to any author out there is that you must accept […]

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Harry Potter: When Childhood Dreams Come True

I think reading books is all about slipping into another world and experiencing something you would never yourself discover in your own life. Fantasy has always pulled me in, with it’s magic, wonder and all encompassing appeal of discovery. For me it started with Harry Potter, the first book to ask me the question; Who […]

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Praetorian Rising: What Does ‘Ad Astra Per Aspera’ Mean?

Ad Astra Per Aspera – ‘To the Stars through Difficulty’ The struggle within the Rogue Rebellion is the core purpose to why this latin phrase meant so much to be when I first heard it. Much of Praetorian Rising is about struggle and the frustration of being pushed to the bottom no matter how hard […]

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Is Going Indie Worth It?

I think the one thing I am asked most about being an Indie Author, is: “Yeah, but is it worth it?” My first response is always YES! But I think the question on a whole deserves a more detailed response. For me personally, getting my story out to readers was my biggest goal. I had […]

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Praetorian Rising Character Spotlight: NEEKO

A mysterious and silent creature followed him in quick pursuit, dodging between bush and boulder to keep pace with Vesyon’s steady gait through the dense forest terrain. Short tufts of black and brown fur camouflaged the creature’s every move, allowing him to accomplish his task of the silent companion with pristine perfection. After so many […]

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